What Can You Do With A Major In Health


This degree is designed to prepare graduates to work in administrative and management

positions in a variety of healthcare facilities. Students interested in long term care management

may select course work and an internship that will allow them to qualify to take the Florida 

Nursing Home Administrator’s licensing examination. An opportunity to pursue other special 

interests is provided with selection of 9-12 hours of elective course work. 


Job Areas 



Human Resources

Medical Records



Quality Management

Facilities Management

Information Technology


Related Career Titles  


(To research these titles and more go to: (Occupational Outlook Handbook) and see the related
print resources in the Career Services Library.


Health Services Manager

Program Coordinator

Project Manager

Recruitment Coordinator

Quality Management Team Leader

Registration Specialist

Unit Coordinator Assistant


Medical Records Clerk

Patient Care Specialist


Employers/Work Settings  



Nursing Homes

Physician Group Practices

Insurance Companies

Health IT Companies

Healthcare Staffing

Government Agencies




Beginning Salary Range   


Entry Level with a Bachelor’s Degree: $38,214  (Payscale Data for an Administrative Coordinator in Jacksonville, FL)

For more information on salaries click here



Skills Needed For This Career 






staff management

strategic planning


time and stress management


conflict management



resource management



Links To Professional Associations  


Professional Associations are important to explore because many offer student memberships and can give you access to other professionals and their experiences, research, convention or workshop opportunities, professional development and most importantly job databases.


American College of Healthcare Executives                

Medical Group Management Association

Association of University Programs in Health Administration  

Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Managers  

Healthcare Financial Management Association
American Hospital Association                                                                       

American Association of Healthcare Administrative Management
Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society  


Job Search Information 








Graduate Schools   


University of North Florida
Barry University
Florida A&M
Florida International University
Florida State University
Nova Southeastern University
University of Central Florida
University of Florida
University of South Florida
University of West Florida

Other resources for graduate program research




Link To UNF Program    


The  Brooks College of Health at the University of North Florida offers a Bachelor  Health Administration  



Holland Codes 

Health Administration- Enterprising; Social; Conventional (ESC)  


Career Action Plan 

Conduct an informational interview with or shadow a professional in the field to gain more knowledge of this career 

Do at least one internship related to your career goal/program of study before graduating to gain experience

Get involved in volunteer work and community service in health care organizations 

Develop team skills through involvement in student clubs and organizations on-campus

Develop leadership skills through on-campus activities such as Presidential Envoys, Resident Assistant, Student Government, Peer Advisor, etc. )

Gain research experience by working with a professor/faculty member on their research